There have been ridiculous rumours in my time but this could well top the list. Current Serie A leaders Juventus are planning an audacious bid to sign Tottenham’s Gareth Bale and Manchester United winger Nani.
Juventus are a renowned club, they are historically the most successful club in Italian football, and just maybe if this rumour happened 10 years ago as opposed to now it probably would have got a different reaction.
The Italian giants have recently signed a one-year-sponsorship with South Korea’s Hanwha Group and are ready to spend big in order to once again mark their stamp as one of Europe’s most dominant forces.
New manager and ex-Juve midfielder Antonio Conte is looking to reinforce and has targeted the two wide players as his prime targets. He has identified Nani and Bale on the shopping list as the two superstars that can help put Juventus back on the map.
Both Nani and Gareth Bale are regarded very highly in Italy. The Wales prodigy produced an individual piece of wizardry at the San Siro when he single handed annihilated Italian giants Inter Milan. Portuguese and Manchester United winger Nani is maturing by the day and is becoming a world class player; he too is admired in Italy.
According to Italian newspaper ‘Tuttosport’, they have reported that Juventus boss Antonio Conte has engaged with the Juventus board to pinpoint which players he would like the club to invest in. However it will not only take a preposterous transfer fee to prize either player away, but also a miracle. If Juventus were to sign one let alone two of their primary targets they can definitely hold their heads up high.
To be honest, there is no problem in dreaming or having aspirations, but there is something called reality and Juventus have to accept that. Both Nani and Bale are significant players for their respective clubs and it would take more than money to sway them to leave for Juventus.
The Old Lady are not an attractive club at this time, they have nothing to offer these type of players and it’s simply a lost cause for Conte. I know Tottenham are not a big club globally and Juventus theoretically would be a step up in Bale’s career, but who are we kidding, Italian football is uninteresting and soulless and all in all would be a step down in his career.